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2020 Winter Top 25 Under 25 recap

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2020 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Kyle Brown/NHLI via Getty Images

We are weeks away from the Toronto Maple Leafs kicking off training camp for the shortened 2021 NHL season, and our pre-season Top 25 series has come to an end.

Here it is, the full Winter 2020 Top 25 Under 25:

The Unranked

15 players were left off our main list of 45. including two goalies, several European prospects who have been around a long time, and some new faces from the draft we barely remembered.

Vladimir Bobylev - W, 23, VHL
Nikolai Chebykin - W, 23, VHL
Vladislav Kara - W, 22, VHL/KHL
JD Greenway - D, 22, NCAA
Joseph Woll - G, 22, AHL
Ian Scott - G, 21, Injured (AHL?)
Eemeli Räsänen - D, 21, Liiga
Ryan O’Connell - D, 21, NCAA
Semyon Kizimov - RW, 20, VHL
Kalle Loponen - D, 19, Finland U20
Michael Koster - D, 19, NCAA
John Fusco - D, 19, USHL
Ryan Tverberg - C, 18, BCHL
Wyatt Schingoethe - C, 18, USHL
Joe Miller - F, 18, USHL

The Honourable Mentions

These players got some votes; some were almost on the Top 25, others got one lone vote tossed their way.

#30 - Kristians Rubins - D - 23
2020-21 Stats: 21GP - 2G - 3A - 5Pts - Denmark

#29 - Joseph Duszak - D - 23
2019-20 AHL Stats: 23GP - 3G - 15A - 18Pts
2019-20 ECHL Stats: 34GP - 9G - 26A - 35Pts

#28 - William Villeneuve - D - 18
2020-21 Stats: 15GP - 1G - 5A - 6Pts - QMJHL

#27 - Axel Rindell - D - 20
2020-21 Stats: 17GP - 3G - 9A - 12Pts - Liiga

#26 - Adam Brooks - C - 24
2019-20 NHL Stats: 7GP - 0G - 3A - 3Pts
2019-20 AHL Stats: 29GP - 9G - 11A - 20Pts

The Top 25 Under 25

Here is the final list:

#25 - Pontus Holmberg - C/LW - 21
2020-21 Stats: 20GP - 5G - 5A - 10Pts - SHL

#24 - Mac Hollowell - D - 22
2020-21 Stats: 6GP - 2G - 4A - 6Pts - Mestis (Finland Tier 2)

#23 - Filip Král - D - 21
2020-21 Czech Tier 1 Stats: 19GP - 4G - 5A - 9Pts
2020-21 Czech Tier 2 Stats: 7GP - 2G - 8A - 10Pts

#22 - Veeti Miettinen - RW - 19
2020-21 Stats: 9GP - 4G - 4A - 8Pts (NCAA)

#21 - Artur Akhtyamov - G - 19
2020-21 KHL Stats: 3GP - 2.90GAA - .904sv%
2020-21 MHL Stats: 3GP - 1.67GAA - .926sv% - 1SO
2020-21 VHL Stats: 8GP - 1.58GAA - .935sv% - 1SO

#20 - Denis Malgin - F - 23
2020-21 Stats: 17GP - 10G - 8A - 18Pts (NLA)

#19 - Dmitri Ovchinnikov - F - 18
2020-21 Stats: 28GP - 14G - 26A - 40Pts (MHL)

#18 - Semyon Der-Arguchintsev - C - 20
2020-21 Stats: 10GP - 1G - 4A - 5Pts (KHL)

#17 - Egor Korshkov - RW - 24
2020-21 Stats: 35GP - 12G - 11A - 23Pts (KHL)

#16 - Nicholas Abruzzese - C - 21
2019-20 Stats: 31GP - 14G - 30A - 40Pts (NCAA)

#15 - Pierre Engvall - W - 24
2019-20 NHL Stats: 48GP - 8G - 7A - 15Pts
2019-20 AHL Stats: 15GP - 7G - 9A - 16Pts

#14 - Joey Anderson - RW - 22
2019-20 NHL Stats: 18GP - 4G - 2A - 6Pts
2019-20 AHL Stats: 44GP - 15G - 19A - 34Pts

#13 - Mikko Kokkonen - D - 19
2020-21 Stats: 18GP - 0G - 3A - 3Pts (Liiga)

#12 - Topi Niemelä - D - 18
2020-21 U20 Stats: 6GP - 1G - 3A - 4Pts
2020-21 Liiga Stats: 9GP - 0G - 3A - 3Pts

#11 - Roni Hirvonen - C - 18
2020-21 Stats: 21GP - 5G - 4A - 9Pts (Liiga)

#10 - Mikhail Abramov - C/RW - 19
2020-21 Stats: 9GP - 4G - 10A - 14Pts (QMJHL)

#9 - Travis Dermott - D - 24
2019-20 Stats: 56GP - 4G - 7A - 11Pts (NHL)

#8 - Filip Hållander - C - 20
2020-21 Stats: 22GP - 3G - 8A - 11Pts (SHL)

#7 - Timothy Liljegren - D - 21
2019-20 NHL Stats: 11GP - 0G - 1A - 1Pt
2019-20 AHL Stats: 40GP - 5G - 25A - 30Pts

#6 - Rodin Amirov - W - 19
2020-21 VHL Stats: 3GP - 1G - 1A - 2Pts
2020-21 KHL Stats: 23GP - 5G - 3A - 8Pts

#5 - Nicholas Robertson - C/LW - 19
2019-20 Stats: 46GP - 55G - 31A - 86Pts (OHL)

#4 - Rasmus Sandin - D - 20
2019-20 AHL Stats: 21GP - 2G - 13A - 15Pts
2019-20 NHL Stats: 28GP - 1G - 7A - 8Pts

#3 - William Nylander - RW - 24
2019-20 Stats: 68GP - 31G - 28A - 59Pts (NHL)

#2 - Mitch Marner - RW - 23
2019-20 Stats: 59GP - 16G - 51A - 67Pts (NHL)

#1 - Auston Matthews - C - 23
2019-20 Stats: 70GP - 47G - 33A - 80Pts (NHL)

The voting record and community list will be in a separate post since it’s not very mobile friendly. Happy Top 25, everyone.